I often suggest that one way to create habit change is to decide you are a certain type of person. For example, deciding that you are a person who exercises, is often a way to make this habit stick. You may start making other healthier choices too. But we might also subconsciously be acting in [...]
Giving gifts can feel like work. Like pressure. Expensive. Annoying. What if we drop all of the bad part, and think about the joy the right gift will bring someone we care about? What's a better opportunity than the chance to delight another? What's more, with our spending or crafting, we can make a decision [...]
"Cultural Competency". A term I heard on the radio to express an understanding that goes deeper than speaking ones language without greater understanding. This strikes me as an important concept to consider. How can it impact our lives if we consider where we have cultural competency, where we lack it, and how we can make [...]
"Hi, I hate you." I realized that this is akin to the message I send when I pass people on a narrow path. I have my mask on and I hold my face down away from them. I am doing this because it feels like a way to protect them from getting infected should I [...]
Admitting mistakes allows us to fluidly learn. Circumstances change, information changes, and you are allowed to change your mind. What's in the past is a sunk cost. You might think you will be viewed poorly when you examine your life and possibly change it, but few are worried about what you are doing and change [...]
I'm tickled when people use technology in creative ways. I went to a store... during the Coronavirus pandemic...and the store had a virtual wait-list. I scanned a QR code to get to a website to sign up. I knew my place and countinually check my place. I bet this was super easy to set up...and [...]
There is great joy and power to be had in finding your true self and living into that. Shying away from your unique self is a siren call that we might think will be beneficial but it rarely is. What will happen when you ignore it and step into you?
I am grateful for a deep love of life. That love of life, I believe, is rooted in a sense of self confidence and self worth that must be personal. Yes, the outside world helps - but there must be something inside of us. I was provided those roots through some family members, and educational [...]
A business mentor of mine says that when we are stuck, we should ask how we can be of service. "Who can I help today?" What would change in your life if you ask this question?
Most of us store important information in places that we do not control. We imagine that we will never lose it. How could a company like Google go under, or why would they close our email account? But it's not a sure bet, and backing up our data is like an insurance policy. Just as [...]